Inasmuch Foundation led philanthropic effort to open early childhood education center
Oklahoma is becoming a national leader in early education and is empowering low-income families and their children to succeed, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told community leaders at the dedication of Oklahoma City Educare Sept. 17, 2009.
“What is happening in Oklahoma with early childhood education is truly remarkable and a story to be shared throughout the country,” Duncan said. “You have created public/private partnerships to ensure that every child in Oklahoma – regardless of background or financial situation – receives the education they deserve.”
Located at Byers Avenue and Southeast Grand Boulevard, Oklahoma City Educare has the capacity to serve 200 disadvantaged children, birth to 5 years old. Its year-round programs, which emphasize learning and social-emotional development, help children overcome the deficits placing them at risk of starting kindergarten unhealthy and unready to learn.
To learn more about Oklahoma City Educare, visit www.okceducare.org.